Hey all, we have 20 acres between Calgary and Red Deer that has been for sale for 2 years, it is the permaculture possible site. It has a creek running down the middle, a small wooded area (Manitoba maple), 1/4 acre saskatoons, 20 x 30 greenhouse and about 15 acres of pasture. The possibilities are many for a permaculture person but Realtors say it's too much land, people don't want to work on the land (or even garden) etc. Swales could be put in above the creek and plantings above the creek, in the past it has been home to a few cattle, pigs, chickens, horses, it has great solar exposure for energy projects, many possiblities that realors don't see or feel as selling points. We unwisely bought (the bank bought) 20 acres in BC before we sold , evergreen forest, side of mountain to build straw bale house and be closer to family. After 2 years we are really frustrated.
Does anyone know how we can bring awareness of our "possibilities property" to the permaculture community, any ideas on getting the word out to people who see value in a place like this ?
Any and all ideas welcome.
Since your realtors are telling you that local buyers are not interested, then I suppose you need to reach non- local buyers. Maybe try a classified ad in some big urban newspapers. Or perhaps ads in specialty magazines, such as upscale equine or county living magazines.
Of course it always comes down to price. Anything sells at the right price.
It's never too late to start! I retired to homestead on the slopes of Mauna Loa, an active volcano. I relate snippets of my endeavor on my blog : www.kaufarmer.blogspot.com
Most of us who might be interested in this would first need to know the price you are asking. There is no point in asking anything else unless we know that. I could be very interested, but again, price will determine that. Whatever you want for it, just put it out there and then you will have a better idea of how it is received. 20 acres would allow more than one family, but only if zoning allows. Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon, would love to take a look in the spring. Again, if the PRICE seems manageable. Connie